Nicole Yadon, Ph.D. Candidate

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Country: United States (Michigan)

About Me:

I am a Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellow and Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science at the University of Michigan where I specialize in American politics. My research interests center on advancing our understanding of race and ethnic politics, public opinion, political behavior, and research design in the American context. My methodological expertise is primarily in designing, conducting, and analyzing surveys and experiments, as well as experience with qualitative interviewing and analysis. My dissertation, The Politics of Skin Color, unpacks the intricacies of race by examining variation in skin tone among African Americans and how this variation is related to both political views and Whites’ levels of prejudice. My project reveals cracks in traditional theories of race and politics, with important implications for policy-makers, political candidates, and a general framework that can be adapted and extended across contexts. More detailed information about my dissertation and other research projects is available on my website.

Research Interests

Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Public Opinion

Political Participation

Political Communication

Gender and Politics

Skin Color

Public Opinion

Political Behavior



Countries of Interest

United States